- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Su’a Cravens’ future is starting to take shape.

Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams said Wednesday that Cravens’ future in Washington would sort itself out “one way or another.”

Shortly after, reports emerged of the Denver Broncos expressing interest in trading for Cravens.

“We haven’t talked to Cravens,” Williams said. “He’s a member of the football team and he can’t come back until everybody else comes back. The only players coming in and out [of the team facility] are the players who are injured.”

Cravens, 22, was reinstated to the NFL on Feb. 14 after spending the entire season on the reserve/left list. The week before Washington’s home opener, Cravens left the Redskins suddenly with “personal issues” as he mulled retirement.



In December, Cravens’ agent announced the safety had been dealing with post-concussion syndrome, but was now medically clear to the play football. Cravens could not join the team because being placed on the “reserve/left squad” list is season-ending.

The Redskins created a mini stir in September when they placed Cravens on the list, following reports he intended to rejoin the team.

While Cravens is now cleared to play, his future with the Redskins was in question over concerns of his commitment to his teammates, as well as if the coaching staff could trust him again.

The compensation Cravens could fetch is unclear, but the NFL Network reported the Broncos are the team “most interested” in him.

Cravens, a former second-round pick out of USC, showed promise during his rookie year in 2016. He had 34 tackles as a linebacker in 11 games, missing two games with a concussion and three more with a shoulder injury.

The Redskins also counted on Cravens playing a key role on their defense, switching him to safety in the offseason. He was expected to start opposite D.J. Swearinger. 

 

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide